Mr. Wappel received his Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and has completed all his doctoral coursework and exams at Northern Illinois University. He has taught Technical Writing, Advanced Rhetoric, and Medical Writing in the Professional Writing Program for approximately eleven years. He has also worked as an editor and writer for the Washington Times, the International City Management Association, and HUD’s Community Planning and Development office. Currently, he writes for HUD’s Public and Indian Housing office. In addition, he studies piano at the Levine School of Music and is diligently attempting to play, with as much dignity as he can muster, Bach’s Two-Part Inventions.